This year’s official city flower color is red. The 2011 color was chosen this winter via a public election, which was sponsored by PPIB. According to PPIB officials, red was voted over the other two color candidates, which were pink and purple.
PPIB encourages both residents and businesses to support the aesthetic efforts of the city by planting flowers entitled either Scarlet, Cherry or Red in color.
The organization, along with the City of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Junior Women’s Club, is sponsoring the West Virginia Make It Shine Day, which will coincide with the Point Pleasant city-wide clean-up, slated for April 2. The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon and will end at the Point Pleasant Youth Center. The clean-up primarily focuses on litter pick-up in the public areas of the city. Community groups and organizations are encouraged to participate in the event, and can do so by choosing one of the pre-selected areas of the city to clean. Following the event, all participants will receive a free lunch consisting of pizza, cookies and beverages. In addition, a monetary prize will be awarded to the group or organization that collects the most bags of trash.
PPIB also will team up with the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce on April 16 to host the City-wide Yard Sale. As part of the event, the City of Point Pleasant will waive all yard sale fees for the day. Those who wish to participate do not have to register for the event, however, those who sign-up by April 12 will be included on a map detailing all yard sales. The maps will be distributed around the city by PPIB members.
‘Planting Days in the City’ will once again take place this spring, and is scheduled for May 14 an 21. For the event, PPIB will help the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club with the planting of flowers in various public areas of Point Pleasant. Groups and organizations also are asked to help on both days. Those wishing to volunteer are asked to contact PPIB prior to May 7. Interested participants must provide their age, phone number and available date for volunteers.
Once signed-up, volunteers will then be partnered with a specific project and planting organizer for their scheduled day. Volunteers may sign up for either one or both planting days. Planting typically takes place in the morning, however, hours can be scheduled otherwise. Both plants and mulch materials will be provided to those who participate.
Along with their spring activities, PPIB members are currently selling Endless Summer Hydrangeas in both two gallon pot and single gallon double bloom knockout roses in red or pink. Orders can be place at The Unique Boutique or Paint Plus prior to April 19. For information regarding plant prices, contact a PPIB member.
For additional information or to register for any of the organization’s upcoming events, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cary Supple, PPIB president, at 304-675-6240 or Connie Loomis, vice president, at 304-674-2448. Additional information is available on the Point Pleasant in Bloom Facebook page.